The Paralympics 2012- part 2

Boccia
Boccia is a target sport that tests muscle control and accuracy, demanding extreme skill and concentration at the highest level.Boccia is a tough test of nerve, tactics and skill. Played on a rectangular court by individuals, pairs and teams, the sport offers both tension and excitement, as athletes aim to land balls close to a target ball, across a series of demanding ends.

Events:

  1. Mixed Individual – BC1
  2. Mixed Individual – BC2
  3. Mixed Individual – BC3
  4. Mixed Individual – BC4
  5. Mixed Pairs – BC3
  6. Mixed Pairs – BC4
  7. Mixed Teams – BC1-2

Cycling Road
Paralympic Cycling was originally developed as a sport for blind athletes, who first competed using tandem bicycles. Technological advancements have since opened up the sport to a wider range of athletes; as a result, it is now the third largest sport on the Paralympic programme.

Events:

  1. Men’s Individual H 1 Road Race
  2. Men’s Individual H 2 Road Race
  3. Men’s Individual H 3 Road Race
  4. Men’s Individual H 4 Road Race
  5. Men’s Individual C 1-3 Road Race
  6. Men’s Individual C 4-5 Road Race
  7. Men’s Individual B Road Race
  8. Men’s Individual H 1 Time Trial
  9. Men’s Individual H 2 Time Trial
  10. Men’s Individual H 3 Time Trial
  11. Men’s Individual H 4 Time Trial
  12. Men’s Individual C 1 Time Trial
  13. Men’s Individual C 2 Time Trial
  14. Men’s Individual C 3 Time Trial
  15. Men’s Individual C 4 Time Trial
  16. Men’s Individual C 5 Time Trial
  17. Men’s Individual B Time Trial
  18. Women’s Individual H 1-3 Road Race
  19. Women’s Individual H 4 Road Race
  20. Women’s Individual C 1-3 Road Race
  21. Women’s Individual C 4-5 Road Race
  22. Women’s Individual B Road Race
  23. Women’s Individual H 1-2 Time Trial
  24. Women’s Individual H 3 Time Trial
  25. Women’s Individual H 4 Time Trial
  26. Women’s Individual C 1-3 Time Trial
  27. Women’s Individual C 4 Time Trial
  28. Women’s Individual C 5 Time Trial
  29. Women’s Individual B Time Trial
  30. Mixed T 1-2 Road Race
  31. Mixed T 1-2 Time Trial
  32. Mixed H 1-4 Team Relay

Cycling Track
Paralympic Cycling was originally developed as a sport for blind athletes, who first competed using tandem bicycles. Technological advancements have since opened up the sport to a wider range of athletes; as a result, it is now the third largest sport on the Paralympic programme.

Events:

  1. Men’s Ind.B Sprint
  2. Men’s Ind.C1 Pursuit
  3. Men’s Ind. B Pursuit
  4. Men’s Ind.C2 Pursuit
  5. Men’s Ind.C3 Pursuit
  6. Men’s Ind. C4 Pursuit
  7. Men’s Ind.B 1km Time Trial
  8. Men’s Ind. C1-2-3 1km Time Trial
  9. Men’s Ind.C4-5 1km Time Trial
  10. Men’s Ind. C5 Pursuit
  11. Women’s Ind. B Pursuit
  12. Women’s Ind. C1-2-3 Pursuit
  13. Women’s Ind.C4 Pursuit
  14. Women’s Ind. C5 Pursuit
  15. Women’s Ind.B 1km Time Trial
  16. Women’s Ind.C1-2-3 500m Time Trial
  17. Women’s Ind. C4-5 500m Time Trial
  18. Mixed C1 to 5 Team Sprint
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The Paralympics 2012- part 1

They start on the 29th of August – 9th of September

  Archery
There are 140 athletes in the competition and it takes place at the Royal        Artillery Barracks.

The events happening are:

  • Men’s Individual Recurve – W1/W2
  • Men’s Individual Recurve – Standing
  • Women’s Individual Compound – Open
  • Men’s Individual Compound – W1
  • Men’s Individual Compound – Open
  • Women’s Individual Recurve – W1/W2
  • Women’s Individual Recurve – Standing

Athletics
The largest sport at the Paralympic Games and there are about 1,100 athletes compete for 170 gold medals across track, field and road events.

The events happening are:

  • Women’s 5000m
  • Men’s Club Throw
  • Women’s Long Jump
  • Women’s Discus Throw
  • Men’s Shot Put
  • Women’s 400m
  • Men’s 800m
  • Men’s 1500m
  • Men’s 200m
  • Women’s 100m
  • Men’s 5000m
  • Women’s 200m
  • Men’s 100m
  • Men’s Discus Throw
  • Men’s Shot Put
  • Men’s 5000m – T54
  • Men’s Long Jump – F42/44
  • Women’s Discus Throw – F40
  • Women’s 200m – T46
  • Men’s 100m – T35

Dedicated to my family

I love my family;they are my inspiration

They are always there to back me up;for better or for worse

I love my family;they give me my my identity

They are the key to my dreams and success in future

I love my family;I don’t take them for Granted

My family and I have a special bond which cannot be broken

I love my family;my family is fun
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For without my family I would be nothing

Special Thanks to my Dad and little brother.

2012 Movies to come in March

Friday 2nd March 2012:

Being Flynn movie poster

  • Being Flynn – A man’s estranged con-man father’s self-destruction eventually drives him onto the streets and ultimately into the homeless shelter where his son works.
  • Dr. Seuss' The Lorax posterDr. Seuss ‘The Lorax’ – The animated adventure follows the journey of a 12-year-old as he searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.
  • Project X – Three seemingly anonymous high school seniors attempt to make a namefor themselves
    by throwing a party that noProject X movie poster one will forget, but nothing could prepare them for what the party becomes.
  • The Salt of Life – In The Salt of Life, Gianni Di Gianni plays a middle-aged retiree who has become invisible to all The Salt of Life posterdistaff Romans, regardless of age or relation. He contends with an aristocratic, spendthrift mother (played by Valeria de Franciscis); a wife who is more patronizing friend than romantic partner; a daughter (played by Di Gregorio’s daughter Teresa) with a slacker boyfriend whom Gianni unwillingly befriends; and a wild young neighbor who sees him merely as her dog walker. Watching his “codger” friends snare beautiful younger women on the sun-kissed cobblestones of Trastevere, Gianni tries his polite, utterly gracious best to generate some kind of extracurricular love life–with both hilarious and poignant results.
  • Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie – Tim and Eric are given a billion dollars to make a movie, but squander every dime and the Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie postersinister Schlaaang corporation is pissed. Their lives at stake, the guys skip town in search of a way to pay the money back.

 

 

 

 

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Amazing but Useless facts

  • The word “queue” is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.
  • Of all the words in the English language, the word ‘set’ has the most definitions!
  • “Almost” is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.
  • “Rhythm” is the longest English word without a vowel.
  • A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off!
  • Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.
  • You can’t kill yourself by holding your breath.
  • There is a city called Rome on every continent.
  • It’s against the law to have a pet dog in Iceland.
  • Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day!
  • Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, everytime you breathe!
  • The elephant is the only mammal  that can’t jump!
  • One quarter of the bones in your body, are in your feet!
  • Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different!
  • Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin!
  • The present population of 5 billion plus people of the world is predicted to become 15 billion by 2080.
  • Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible.
  • Coca-Cola would be green if colouring weren’t added to it.
  • The average lead pencil will draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words.
  • More people are allergic to cow’s milk than any other food.
  • Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.
  • The six official languages of the United Nations are: English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish.
  • It’s against the law to burp, or sneeze in a church in Nebraska, USA.
  • The longest recorded flight  of a chicken is 13 seconds

The Grinch is back

 Who is the cat that spoils Christmas?

 The  Christmas “CAT GRINCH”!

WARNING:

  It might be looking at you now if you are getting the                                                                                                                                                                    feeling of being watched.

Riddles

SINGLE MEN
Riddle:
Four men were in a boat on a lake.
The boat turns over, and all four men sink to the bottom of the lake,
yet not a single man got wet!
Why?
Clue:
Don’t think too much.
Answer:
They were all married not single.

THE SAME TEA
Riddle:


A woman was horrified to find a fly in her tea.
The waiter took her cup and went into the kitchen and returned with a fresh cup of tea.
She shouted, “You brought back the same tea!”.
How did she know?
Clue:
Sugar
Answer:
She had put sugar in it before and when she tasted it was already sweet.

MOUTH THAT NEVER TALKS
Riddle:
What can run but never walks.
has a mouth but never talks.
has s head but never weeps.
has a bed but never sleeps.
Clue:
Water
Answer:
A river

MADE UP YOUR MIND
Riddle:
Whoever makes it, tells it not.
Whoever takes it, knows not.
And whoever knows it wants it not.
Clue:
Don’t think too much
Answer:
Counterfeit money

2012- IS IT REALLY ”DOOMS DAY”?

Well  according to the Mayan calender it is; the calender stops at the end of 2012. So because of this i guess it is creating different theories but are any of them true?I don’t really think so.Now here is abit of information on the Mayan calender.The calender was constructed around 250-900 AD by the apparently advanced civilization called the Mayans.The people living in Mayan society exhibited very advanced written skills and had an amazing ability when constructing cities and urban planning.They were most famous for their pyramids and their intricate buildings.The people had a huge impact on Central American culture.Some Mayans still live today who live by their old traditions.

They had many different calenders and thought that time was a like a meshing of spiritual cycles.The calenders had uses such as social; agricultural; commercial and administrative tasks.They believed that each day had a patron spirit signifying that each day had a specific          use.This contrasts greatly with our modern Gregorian calendar which primarily sets the administrative, social and economic dates

Venus Express observation of Venus (ESA)

Most of the calenders were shot, the Tzolk’in calendar lasted for 260 days and the Ha ab’ approximated the solar year of 365 days.The Mayans combined both of the calenders to form the “Calendar Round” which lasted 52 Ha ab’s (around 52 years, or the approximate  length of a generation).In the “Calendar Round” were the trecena (13 day cycle) and the veintena (20 day cycle).This system would be of use when considering the 18,980 unique days over the course of 52 years.In addition, the Mayans also had the “Venus Cycle” since they were keen and highly accurate astronomers they formed a calender based around the  location of Venus in the night sky.It is also possible that they did the same with the other planets in the Solar System.

However, The Mayans had a solution using an innovative method they were able to expand on the Calender Round which only consists of only 52 years.It is possible that they were based on religious belief.The Menstrual Cycle, mathematical calculations using the numbers 13 and 20 as the base units and a heavy mix of astrological myth. The only principal correlation with the modern calendar is the Haab’ that recognised there were 365 days in one solar year (it’s not clear whether the Mayans accounted for leap years). The answer to a longer calendar could be found in the “Long Count”, a calendar lasting 5126 years.Pretty Impressive, huh.The base year for the Mayan Long Count starts at “0.0.0.0.0″. Each zero goes from 0-19 and each represent a tally of Mayan days. So, for example, the first day in the Long Count is denoted as 0.0.0.0.1. On the 19th day we’ll have 0.0.0.0.19, on the 20th day it goes up one level and we’ll have 0.0.0.1.0. This count continues until 0.0.1.0.0 (about one year), 0.1.0.0.0 (about 20 years) and 1.0.0.0.0 (about 400 years). Therefore, if I pick an arbitrary date of 2.10.12.7.1, this represents the Mayan date of approximately 1012 years, 7 months and 1 day.

Now all this is quite amusing but now your wondering what has this got to do with the end of the world? The Mayan Prophecy is based on the assumption that something bad is going to happen when the Mayan Long Count calendar runs out.Experts say that when

Experts are divided as to when the Long Count ends, but as the Maya used the numbers of 13 and 20 at the root of their numerical systems, the last day could occur on 13.0.0.0.0. When does this happen? Well, 13.0.0.0.0 represents 5126 years and the Long Count started on 0.0.0.0.0, which corresponds to the modern date of August 11th 3114 BC. Have you seen the problem yet? The Mayan Long Count ends 5126 years later on December 21st, 2012.

When something ends (even something as innocent as an ancient calendar), people seem to think up the most extreme possiboties for the end of civilization as we know it. A brief scan of the internet will pull up the most popular to some very weird ways that we will, with little logical thought, be wiped off the face of the planet. Archaeologists and mythologists on the other hand believe that the Mayans predicted an age of enlightenment when 13.0.0.0.0 comes around; there isn’t actually much evidence to suggest doomsday will strike. If anything, the Mayans predict a religious miracle, not anything sinister.

Myths are abound and seem to be fuelling movie storylines. It looks like the new Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is even based around the Mayan myth that 13 crystal skulls can save humanity from certain doom. This myth says that if the 13 ancient skulls are not brought together at the right time, the Earth will be knocked of its axis. This might be a great plotline for blockbuster movies, but it also highlights the hype that can be stirred, lighting up religious, scientific and not-so-scientific ideas that the world is doomed.

Could an asteroid wipe out the Earth? (NASA)

Some of the most popular space-based threats to the Earth and mankind focus on Planet X wiping most life off the planet, meteorite impacts, black holes, solar flares, Gamma Ray Bursts from star systems, a rapid ice age and a polar (magnetic) shift. There is so much evidence against these things happening in 2012, it’s shocking just how much of a following they have generated. Each of the above “threats” needs their own devoted article as to why there is no hard evidence to support the hype.

But the fact remains, the Mayan Doomsday Prophecy is purely based on a calendar which we believe hasn’t been designed to calculate dates beyond 2012. Mayan archaeo-astronomers are even in debate as to whether the Long Count is designed to be reset to 0.0.0.0.0 after 13.0.0.0.0, or whether the calendar simply continues to 20.0.0.0.0 (approximately 8000 AD) and then reset. As Karl Kruszelnicki writes:“…when a calendar comes to the end of a cycle, it just rolls over into the next cycle. In our Western society, every year 31 December is followed, not by the End of the World, but by 1 January. So 13.0.0.0.0 in the Mayan calendar will be followed by 0.0.0.0.1 – or good-ol’ 22 December 2012, with only a few shopping days left to Christmas.